The choices for voters will be much more palatable come Election Day, on Tuesday, according to representatives of the Mingo First United Presbyterian Church where the polling site will be selling soup and hoagies for dine-in or take-out.
"I'm not sure how many calories a person burns up in voting, but we'll be here to fill empty stomachs with a variety of soups and sandwiches," said Cathy Woodward, who helps coordinate the event. "We've been doing this for quite a few years, and we've got the recipe down to perfection."
Like the political ballot, the menu offers choices. There will be three kinds of soup plus Haluski and three kinds of hoagies. "We'll be offering chicken noodle, vegetable beef and broccoli cheese soups," said Ina Chidester who is an elder at the church and event volunteer. There also will be meatball, Italian and roast beef hoagies.
The prices, according to Woodward, will be $4 per quart of soup; $5 per quart of Haluski; hoagies are all $5. "We also have a dine-in special," Chidester said. "You get a half a hoagie of your choice, pint of soup and a drink for $5."
Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone orders can be called in to (740) 535-0309.